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Jones2020

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Hi

Before I begin I will introduce myself, I am from Belgium and 21 years old. And I have this problem in my ear for some time (I only took notice couple of months ago and didn't found it to be normal).. I'm kinda desperate with my situation here... It's very hard to explain and cannot find any direct name for this symptom I have. I'll try my  best to explain it.


So like I said, time to time my right ear starts to vibrate and therefor hear a sort of buzzing sound is being produced. But I can also "Feel" it in my ear. It's not sound only. Back in the days I don't always have it. But now it seems to happen every day. And it only starts when taking a nap or going to sleep at night. But the thing is, it doesn't happen instantly.. It usually takes about 5 or 10 minutes before it begins, it starts intermittend and the more I focus on it, the worse and louder it becomes and constant. At this state even when I stand up and go for example to the bathroom I still hear it. So it's not a real legit tinnitus thing...

I also noticed and expiremented with my right ear, when the vibration begins, I play some music from smartphone next to my right ear and it stops but the minute I shift my smartphone away to let's say to my forehead I get the feeling that my right ear is tensing and then starts to vibrate... Put music next to my ear again and it relaxes again and no vibration... shift it away and again feel tensing sensation and vibrates again... I also can do this with my other good left ear..

I also noticed that sometimes when the vibration begins, it stops with my breathing.. So when I inhale it stops and starts again, same for exhale..


I'm truly truly desperate about this, and I know stress will only make it worse, but I can't seem to avoid thinking about this....


Went to the ENT couple of weeks ago, audiogram was good, pressure was good, CT scan.. my right Sinus is very much infected compared to the left one.. Always was sensitive for Sinus infection. Took antibiotics, he told me that the ear thing is because of Eustachian tube is being blocked... But this happens for months and months...


Can anyone help me out please..

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Jones2020

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Also a couple of weeks ago I was under a lot of stress and therefor I had alot of muscle spasms and twitches almost every muscle.. I had even couple of days constant twitching just above my ear lobe, especially when I am yawning or sleeping...

Magnesium defiency ?
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ateacher

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I've got exactly the same thing in my right ear.
My symptoms are almost 100% identical with yours.
I have not found a solution yet searching on other forums on the internet.
I have been living with that thing for eight months now.

Theories I heard about it:

- Magnesium defiency
- neck muscles
- spasms in the middle ears muscles
- stress

I can reduce it a little bit by getting up from bed. I can make it stronger when I lean my head back.

I believe it has to do with the middle ear muscles because it reacts to noises.

You're not alone out there. Many seem to have this. With some of them, it just went away after some time.
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You are not alone!

And you are not going crazy!

I, too, have been experiencing a similar vibration in my left ear - intermittently, for the last year. It started only after I had overcome my worst tinnitus and hyperacusis problems (read my earlier posts from 2011!)

Mine occurs (and I know this because I have pitch memory or "perfect pitch") at 100 Hz, which is the "AC hum" of our local 50 Hz AC power. This means it's the same hum that I hear from household appliances (e.g. refrigerator), a welding machine, sewing machine, transformer, etc. etc. etc.

Between you and me:

When this started, it was always in the early hours of the morning, just before getting up, when everything was still perfectly quiet. I always thought to myself, "Who the H3LL would weld at THIS time of day?!?!?!?!?" Only much later did I find out that this noise actually originated in my own ear, and could be influenced by other, external noises!

So, as I said, this noise only occurs in a quiet environment. What else have I discovered? It can be stopped (but NOTE, also triggered!) by small noises like...
* breathing
* humming of household appliances, e.g. refrigerator
* rumbling noises in the 50-150Hz range, e.g.
... * far-away cars in the quiet morning hours,
... * plastic refuse bins being carted or slammed shut
... * my wife's snore (I'm very serious about this, not a joke!)
* moving and shifting my lower jaw
* stretching or re-aligning my neck muscles
* "popping" my eardrums by blowing air pressure against my pinched nose.

Lately, I've also noticed the same noise during quiet meetings. Whenever I speak, or another male speaks, in a voice of about 100 Hz), I get this "echo" from the room. I know that it's an ear effect, but still, it's eerie. 

For the last few months, often I've also experienced an "ear muscle flutter" and "ear muscle tension" when this noise starts. So, I definitely think that this is a middle-ear-muscular phenomenon, possibly related to oto-acoustic emissions. (Have you read up on this subject? OAEs are designed to amplify natural sounds at very low levels.)

The brain is a "signal junkie". So, in my case, I'm thinking that my brain has become used to constant background noise at 50 and 100 Hz. And now, that I'm becoming ever-so-slightly hard of hearing, my brain is trying to amplify and "search" and even "create" sound at this frequency. Hence, any slight trigger in the range of 100 Hz leads to this vibration.

This is my view - but please be aware that I am no hearing specialist! I'm just trying to put you at ease. The human brain will do all sorts of things to satisfy its lust for signals...

One piece of advice:

Some people recommend "sound therapy" during sleep, e.g. white noise generators. This has not been my experience. I have experienced the best recuperation after a good night's sleep, WITHOUT
... white noise (e.g. rain, wind etc.)
... appliance hum
... snoring hum (if you have a partner that snores)

and WITH
... good relaxation of the neck muscles
... only moderate drinking
... steps to minimise tooth-grinding, tooth-clenching

I'm sorry that I can't be more authoritative on this subject. I'm a chemistry and materials researcher, but I've tried to read as much as possible about this field. And I've noted my own experiences - with a critical, scientific mind. I hope that some of these points can help you. If you wish, you're welcome to contact me via the e-mail function of this board.

Best wishes (and if you like: God bless!)
Mark

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Frege

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I think I have a similar problem.

In my right ear it's almost like I can feel the background noise. It's weird. Only in the quiet does it happen. I should add that is is mainly characterized by the feeling and not so much sound.

I should add that the same ear I get occasional clicks. Oh, also when I wake up in the morning sometimes it might seem like the right side of my mouth has been clenched all night. The right side of my jaw feels a little tight sometimes and also that ear feels tight too.

I remember a time many months ago when I would wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and my whole head felt like it was vibrating. Then this progressed to a little while ago only my right ear, which has the louder tinnitus. I haven't really awoken in the night to see if the right ear is still vibrating, but I have noticed sensitivity to lower frequency sounds.

So at this point I'm wondering if it's a muscular problem.

Also if it's a muscular problem then how do I go about correcting it?


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Do you think it could be Tonic tensor tympani syndrome?

Some people do get these muscles cut if the problem doesn't go away, I don't know anything about that "solution" though.
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For the first time in my life I experienced an almost unbearable spasm of the tensor tympani muscle in one ear. I also have hyperacusis. The ENT prescribed Valium for the tensor tympani spasm which reduced the frequency of the spasms but didn't eliminate them. I was still experiencing spasms every 5 mins or so. Perhaps coincidence, but I found after 3 days of taking a vitamin supplement high in vitamins C and B (Emergen-C) in addition to taking a decongestant (like DayQuil) for 2 days seemed to open up my Eustachian tube and my ear more freely popped. I took the Valium/Diazepam at night for 3 nights. I also started lightly massaging the front of my neck above the collar bone as well as above the ear, behind the ear, back of skull and neck and bridge of nose/forehead. When doing this the spasms would stop almost immediately (but would recur several minutes later). I am not a medical/massage professional so I can't assure anyone that these rudimentary techniques won't cause any harm, but at this point I was so frustrated with my symptoms I was trying just about anything. On night 3 I ate a teaspoon of RAW honey (took Valium and decongestant), went to bed, woke up with no spasms. Now, this all good be coincidental but these steps helped my symptoms and if there is any chance they can help others than I felt I needed to post. To anyone with these symptoms I wish you the very best in your recovery!
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Originally Posted by Jones2020
Hi

Before I begin I will introduce myself, I am from Belgium and 21 years old. And I have this problem in my ear for some time (I only took notice couple of months ago and didn't found it to be normal).. I'm kinda desperate with my situation here... It's very hard to explain and cannot find any direct name for this symptom I have. I'll try my  best to explain it.


So like I said, time to time my right ear starts to vibrate and therefor hear a sort of buzzing sound is being produced. But I can also "Feel" it in my ear. It's not sound only. Back in the days I don't always have it. But now it seems to happen every day. And it only starts when taking a nap or going to sleep at night. But the thing is, it doesn't happen instantly.. It usually takes about 5 or 10 minutes before it begins, it starts intermittend and the more I focus on it, the worse and louder it becomes and constant. At this state even when I stand up and go for example to the bathroom I still hear it. So it's not a real legit tinnitus thing...

I also noticed and expiremented with my right ear, when the vibration begins, I play some music from smartphone next to my right ear and it stops but the minute I shift my smartphone away to let's say to my forehead I get the feeling that my right ear is tensing and then starts to vibrate... Put music next to my ear again and it relaxes again and no vibration... shift it away and again feel tensing sensation and vibrates again... I also can do this with my other good left ear..

I also noticed that sometimes when the vibration begins, it stops with my breathing.. So when I inhale it stops and starts again, same for exhale..


I'm truly truly desperate about this, and I know stress will only make it worse, but I can't seem to avoid thinking about this....


Went to the ENT couple of weeks ago, audiogram was good, pressure was good, CT scan.. my right Sinus is very much infected compared to the left one.. Always was sensitive for Sinus infection. Took antibiotics, he told me that the ear thing is because of Eustachian tube is being blocked... But this happens for months and months...


Can anyone help me out please..

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Ymodi33311

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Did you got the solution .. Because i really tired with such kinda problem same as you.....if you have treated so help me out for it .. Thanx for the reply
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I hope you went to this clinician who is the most qualified to treat your problems in all of Belgium:

Bart Lauwers

Katrien Van Delsen

inSentis

Magerman 51

2360 Oud-Turnhout

Belgium

+32 468 11 84 96

info@insentis.be

http://www.insentis.be


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Did you got the solution .. Because i really tired with such kinda problem same as you.....if you have treated so help me out for it .. Thanx for the reply



Hello, did you got the soluion? Beacuse i have exact the same problem. Please, if anyone found any solution, share it please please

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Yes there is a solution, cutting the muscles in the middel ear do you want try?
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